Payment for order flow has gone from a term that was glossed over in a standard user agreements to the most debated topic in retail trading. There are a lot of misconceptions about how this transaction works, and the topic is quite polarizing depending on your perspective. This article will try to provide the market of payment for order flow transaction with as little bias as possible. There are ultimately benefits and drawbacks for implementing payment for order flow.

This article also generalizes aspects of market-making and market microstructure, the processes behind these transactions are much more complex then how…


This post provides a quick look at a forward-looking economic indicator that isn’t often talked about in common financial news outlet but one that’s predicting a quicker rise in inflation than what the federal reserve is anticipating. As a market-driven curve, the fed would be wise to heed the market’s collective judgement by acting sooner rather than later to tame inflation to the fed’s 2 percentage point comfort zone. On the other hand the federal reserve could change their comfort zone by breaking their standard of keeping inflation below 2%.

But before we start, just a quick disclaimer on how…


On October 10th in The Economist, Buttonwood a prominent financial writer talked about the possibility of a merger between asset managers Janus Henderson and Invesco. There was a sign that there could be a possible merger because activist investor Nelson Peltz of Trian Partners had built up a sizable position in both of the companies. We will go over finding the position that Trian Partners had in both companies. At the time of this publication there has been more news relating to this possible deal. On November 20th, the CEO of Invesco said that Trian Partners would not pursue a…


On February 10th, 2021 some people on financial social media community, particularly Twitter started to notice an usual amount of activity on TSLA put options. On February 10th there were around 276,000 Tesla put options with a strike of $20 with an expiration of March 19th. That was an unusual amount and worth looking into. This article will go into finding those options on Bloomberg Terminal.

Some of the statements listed below generalize the idea about options. The statements are accurate, but they may give the idea that options can be simplified while they are very complex financial products. …

Diego Alvarez

CU Boulder undergraduate studying math. Interested in machine learning, algorithmic trading, and cyber security. @dial0663

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